Years ago my hubby and I had driven from Calgary down to San Diego. We took his car because it was so gas efficient. However, it was his baby and he hated to let me drive it. In fact, he hated when I drove anywhere. If he was in the car. Anyways, for some long … Continue reading I’m Not Nice… I’m Polite
The last month or so has seen my productivity decrease to a new low. Which is saying something because it took me 17 months to redo my basement bathroom. Frankly the TV has been on even as I sleep sometimes. And the reason? The Olympic games. Fourty years ago during my first major in University, … Continue reading The Armchair Olympian
Gotcha. It is the movie about me. I live this role everyday of my life. Some of you play major roles in this movie, some are very minor and of course there are you guys who are oblivious to my very existence. Never heard of my movie which is most of the world. I play … Continue reading I Have The Lead Role In A Movie
Yesterday was a big day for me. I rode Rene's motorbike for the first time since he died. And I bet you thought this was going to be about COVID. Hardly. Aren't we all just a little tired of even talking about that? As mentioned on numerous occasions, Rene' and I had very little in … Continue reading Returning to Normal…
This was a statement that my nieces heard often through their lives. It was a running joke way back when. My brothers girls seemed to hear it when they were out of line or pushed the envelope a little. All joking aside, I always knew it wasn't really a compliment. To them or to me. … Continue reading You’re Just Like Your Auntie Cindy
I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have heard this in my lifetime. There's a ton of variation on this sentiment but it all comes down to one thing. You should do it my way. Years ago I bought a new motorbike and I rode it to a rental house I owned. … Continue reading You know what you should have done….
My granddaughter Missy had a sleepover with me last night. This morning as I had coffee in bed and read my book, Missy went to the dining room to finish some crafts she had been working on the day before. Suddenly she called out to me "Mormor, what's your second favourite colour?" Well I have … Continue reading My second favourite colour
Last summer found me out of my element. Cast in to a world of women. Lots and lots of women. Some I know and others are total strangers. The Ladies Golf League. The dynamics that make up a group of women. Any women. And the sometimes eyerolling events that happen. Well last summer was an … Continue reading Journey into a ladies group
I was nineteen years old when I had my first child. My daughter once told me she thought I resented her because I missed out on so much by having her at such a young age. Well she was wrong on both points. I'm not saying it was easy but I didn't miss out on … Continue reading Becoming A Mom
New years eve came and went. The holidays are over and we are somewhat settled into real life. Or what real life has become. Its easier I think because holidays are so often fraught with rush, overspending, and overall stress. I still wasn't ready for a "normal" Christmas. The joy just wasn't there. In November … Continue reading Anticipation: Is it better than the real thing?